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Switzerland's exports declined for the second straight month, while imports grew in August, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed on Thursday. Exports decreased by real 4.4 percent month-on-month in August, following a revised 1.2 percent fall in July. Imports rose 1.0 percent in...

The Dutch unemployment rate rose marginally in August after remaining unchanged in the previous months, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The ILO jobless rate rose to 3.5 percent in August from 3.4 percent in July. The number of unemployed persons increased to 321,000...

Dutch consumer confidence fell to the lowest level in four months in September, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index fell to minus 2 in September from zero in August. The latest confidence index was the weakest since May, when the score was...

preview-sept19.jpg Interest rate announcements from the Bank of England and the Swiss National Bank are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 3.30 am ET, the Swiss National Bank is set to announce its quarterly monetary policy assessment. The bank is expected to hold its new policy rate at -0.75 percent.

Denmark's economic growth is set to ease in the coming two years due to the impact from a slowing global economy, the country's central bank said Wednesday. The economic growth forecast for 2020 was slashed to 1.5 percent from 1.7 percent predicted in March, the Danmarks Nationalbank said in a report. The...

bankofengland-3-fx_18sep19.jpg The Bank of England is set to hold its key interest rate steady on Thursday, at the final policy session ahead of the Brexit scheduled on October 31. Policymakers are likely to retain the interest rate at 0.75 percent and quantitative easing at GBP 435 billion. The announcement is due at 7.00 am ET.

Portugal producer prices fell for the third straight month in a row in August, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Wednesday. The producer price index fell 1.1 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.4 percent decrease in July. In June, prices fell 0.1 percent. Excluding energy,...

Italy's trade surplus rose in July, as exports and imports increased, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Wednesday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 7.63 billion in July from EUR 5.65 billion in the same period last year. In June, surplus was EUR 5.70 billion. Exports grew 6.2 percent...

Austria's consumer price inflation rose marginally in August, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in August, following a 1.4 percent increase in July. Restaurants and hotel prices grew by 3.1 percent annually in August and...

Eurozone construction output declined in July after rising in the previous month, data from Eurostat showed on Wednesday. Construction output fell 0.7 percent month-on-month in July, reversing a 0.6 percent rise in June. In May, output fell 0.5 percent. Civil engineering and building construction...

eurozoneflag-aug23_18sep19.jpg Eurozone inflation was stable in August at its lowest level in nearly three years, latest data from the Eurostat showed on Wednesday, confirming the preliminary estimates released on August 30. Headline inflation was 1 percent in August, the same as in July. The rate was the lowest since November 2016.

Poland's average gross wages increased in August as expected, data from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday. Average gross wages and salaries grew 6.8 percent year-on-year in August, in line with expectations. On a monthly basis, average gross wages dropped 1.1 percent. At the same time, average...

ukinflation-071719_18sep19.jpg UK consumer price inflation eased to a 32-month low in August as computer games and clothing turned cheaper, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer price inflation eased to 1.7 percent from 2.1 percent in July. The rate was forecast to ease moderately to 1.9 percent. This was the lowest rate since December 2016 and well below the central bank's 2 percent target.

Europe's passenger car registrations declined in August on high base effect, data published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, or ACEA, showed Wednesday. Passenger car registrations contracted 8.4 percent on year, reversing a 1.4 percent rise in July. Registrations totaled around...

UK consumer spending continued to fall in August, Visa's UK consumer spending index, compiled by IHS Markit showed Wednesday. Spending dropped 1.3 percent year-on-year in August, following a 1.2 percent fall in July. Expenditure has fallen in each of the past 11 months. On a monthly basis, household...

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